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Regimental number867
Place of birthMiddle Park, Melbourne, Victotria
Other NamesJohn Athelstan Corteen
SchoolCasterton State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Address20 Scott Street, Essendon, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs Margaret Tytherleigh, 20 Scott Street, Essendon, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, G Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 9 July 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death17.8
Age at death from cemetery records17
Place of burialShrapnel Valley Cemetery (Plot II, Row C, Grave No. 17), Gallipoli
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on Christ Church Anglican Cathedral Roll of Honour, Ballarat, Victoria. Parents: Charles Smith and Margaret Jane TYTHERLEIGH, Corleigh, Scott Street, Essendon, Victoria. Native of Middle Park, Melbourne
Family/military connectionsCousins: Lieutenant Colonel Walter Ramsay McNICOLL CB CMG DSO, 7th Bn, returned to Australia, 29 September 1918; Lieutenant Colonel John E. MOTT MC & Bar, 48th Bn, effective abroad (still overseas).
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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